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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Staff Gift Recommendations: Republic Lost

Republic Lost
by Lawrence Lessig

A must-read expose for the politically inclined or the politically apathetic. Lessig doesn't blame the average American for having given up on the political process, because that process is broken. He even provides suggestions for how we can solve the main issue in American politics, the undue influence that is allowed to corporations by a "government of the people, by the people, for the people". Only once that problem is solved can we hope to make meaningful changes, whatever we think those changes should be.

- Kate

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